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Library Services: Research Assistance

Research Assistance

We're here to help you succeed!

Librarians are trained professionals who will help you find information for your research needs and will teach you how to use the Library and its variety of resources effectively. Visit a librarian at the Library's Reference Desk on the 3rd floor of the Learning Commons Building anytime you need assistance. We can help you with:

  • Finding credible sources for your research papers or assignments
  • Navigating and searching the library's subscription databases
  • Citing sources
  • Locating books and magazines for recreation or personal development
  • And more!

Have a non-research related question about library services? Contact Circulation Services at (808) 455-0210, or go to our Library Services webpage

Pearl City Reference Desk Hours (Fall and Spring semesters)

Monday-Thursday, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm and Friday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Waianae Moku Education Center (Fall and Spring semesters)

Wednesday, 8:00 am - 12:30 pm and Thursday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
A librarian is at Waiʻanae Moku twice a week. Go to the Waiʻanae Moku page for more info on library services. Students may also contact a librarian at the Pearl City Reference Desk during library hours. See above for contact details and hours. 


Guides are created by Leeward Community College librarians and staff to help you! These guides provide helpful resources, strategies for research, and tutorials.  View guides at

Take the Research Challenge

Research Challenge Guide is a step-by-step guide to the fundamentals of college-level research.  The guide is a self-directed series of modules that takes a novice researcher through the steps involved in the research process.  Worksheets are provided for printing. Use the Help tab for information on evaluating, citing, and annotating your sources.

Citation Guides (Online)

Consult these resources for guidance in citing sources in APA, Chicago, and MLA styles. 

Citation Guide

Library Terms

Curious about a word we use in the library? Check out the Glossary of Library Terms.

Database Access Help

If you are having difficulty with accessing our research databases while off-campus, please view our Database Access Problems guide.

Regular Library Hours
General Information: (808) 455‑0210
Reference Support: (808) 455‑0379
Kapunawai: (808) 455‑0681